Labour market

The mirage of cheaper labor  in depth

Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

In their quest for competitiveness many countries are fixated on cutting the cost of labor, in particular by reducing social-insurance contributions. But it that the right solution?


Retirement without peace 

Tuesday 08 October 2019 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

More than 11,000 retired Croatian are still working. Some of them seek a more active life, but the majority lives on the brink of poverty without any other option other than to keep working – a problem in common with many other European countries. 


Is Chinese A.I. Bluffing its Way into Europe?   in depth

Thursday 03 October 2019 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

Locked for years in digital alienation, the EU has set a new standard on data protection and privacy, wrestling back some control from Silicon Valley. But with the coming of age of AI-based applications, Chinese firms strive in turn for a piece of the colony. 


Croatia: those who leave 

Thursday 19 September 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

While Croatia may be a paradise for tourism, actually living and working there is a lot more difficult. Croatian workers move abroad in large numbers: a phenomenon rooted in a combination of both long-term and short-term factors. An analysis.


Inequality according to Thomas Piketty, in 10 graphs 

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital and Ideology, contains more than 160 graphs and about 10 tables which together tell a new story about inequality over the last two and a half centuries. We have selected some of the most interesting data.


Too many young people are NEETs 

Friday 13 October 2017 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

They are neither working nor studying. Their population exploded with the crisis, especially in Southern Europe


What do workers want? 

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

How do people in the job market evaluate professional opportunities? The latest Randstad Employer Brand Research survey highlights key trends and behaviours at the global level. We took a look at the data as it relates to EU member states.


Employment by sex and age (Eurostat)

Sunday 12 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Since 1992, Eurostat has been focusing annually on employment rates in Europe by age and gender.


Adult education (OECD)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"Adult education must be developed to cope with changes in the world of work".


Putting the brakes on East European mobility 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Ilin Stanev
| Capital

The new legislation on haulage road transport, limiting East European companies’ access to Western European markets, is perceived by many in the East as yet another attempt to prevent citizens of new EU members states from reaping the benefits of the Single Market.